My vocation (or calling in life): pastor.
My congregation: Lutheran Campus Ministry - Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
My favorite movie: “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
I like my coffee: black, hot, and strong enough to peel paint.
I prefer to sit here during worship: with the assembly. No pastor throne for me!
What’s playing on my iPod right now: “What Was Wrong” by Storyhill.
My perfect day: a crisp autumn afternoon at a Nebraska football game.
Someone who inspires me: my wife, Kristin — she’s an incredible mother and makes my heart smile.
People would be surprised to know that: I’m actually an introvert — I need time alone daily or I get cranky.
I was most proud of my congregation when: we started regularly providing meals at a local homeless shelter.
I was most frustrated with my congregation when: no one showed up for a very important celebration of our ministry.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: teaching the faith to the young people I serve in campus ministry.
I feel most Lutheran when: I realize my life and my faith are walking together in good harmony.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: filled with God’s grace, joyfully serving “with one another, for one another.”
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I live my life — it all says something about the God who made me.